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, the answer is very troubling. california public school teachers who lost six of their own in the newtown shooting, they are actually invested in the private equity firm that owns some of the world's biggest gun manufacturers. as we reported after the aurora shooting this past spring, cerberus kappel owns the freedom group, the world's largest firearm distributor. the freedom group produces over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus.
for him. now, california bankrupt as you all know and this is one of the reasons why. the head of the highway patrol in california is a guy named jeff talbott. we believe he's a patriotic american. there he is. in his last year, 'cause he's retired now, jeff collected about a half million dollars in salary. half million dollars. okay? and he retired on $175,000 a year pension. jeff is a police officer. what are you laughing about? you don't think jeff deserves half million? >> god bless jeff. god bless everybody. i mean, the fact -- the season, god bless everybody. but when we have state patrol officers in the state of california walking away with 90% of their highest salary as their pension -- >> bill: they can't pay it. >> there is a reason they call california lala land. >> bill: that's the crux of the matter everywhere. pensions, over time, unions and the folks don't have enough money to pay it. am i oversimplifying it? >> you are simplifying it brilliantly. >> bill: we're sorry to pick on you, jeff. as i said, i believe he's a patriot. probable will he gave his whole caree
out that teachers in california are investors in bushmaster. california state teachers retirement system invested $600 million in cerberus, that private equity firm. that means the teachers retirement fund owns 2.4% of the freedom group, parent of bushmaster. it is now reviewing that investment and other potential holdings in gun companies. chief investment officer at the teachers retirement system. thank you so much for talking with us and walking us through this this morning. clearly you must have heard from teachers over the past week. >> yes, we have, through e-mail, phone calls and social media. >> what are they telling you? >> well, obviously, they're very distraught, as we were. and, you know, i was devastated when we realized we had this investment in our portfolio. it's extremely small. that's why we hadn't focused in on it, in particular. and their reaction, obviously, is of great concern. >> i should point out there are a lot of retired california teachers. you are one of the biggest sort of investors in the country. you have a very big, broad portfolio. teachers invest
in creating. host: here is mike from san diego, california. guest: good morning. real quick question. i do air traffic control. with a do you think they'll do with the sequester as far as their traffic controllers? guest: i wish i could tell you. i've seen the same numbers you have. 20,000 people furloughed. they're going to provide as much coverage as they can so different people could be furloughed different days. host: ray, in iowa, democrats line. host: morning, ladies. earlier, one of the callers made a statement about federal workers having their jobs. they come to work, they didn't have to do their jobs and they couldn't be fired. nothing's further from the truth. the only way that someone's job cannot be fired is they have an i.p. -- income tent boss. if they do something wrong or they're not doing their job, all their supervisor has to and is document it. i'm a retired postal worker and there's nobody that cannot be fired. there is a point -- the other point i like to make is this absurdity about overpayment. the private sector equal jobs i know i was a postal worker. the private sect
in northern california. >> lawmakers head home for the holidays without a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> and there's good and bad news for california jobs. unemployment is down, but find out which big company is taking hundreds of jobs out of state. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. chevron plans to move those spots to houston over the nt two years.. but the company does plan to keep i corporate headquarters in san ramon. th some 800 bay area jobs may move out of town. chevron plans to move 800 jobs to houston but keep their headquarters in san ramon. >>> california's jobless rate dipped below 10% last month for the first time in four years. we are down to 9.8%. that's from 10.1% in october. the last time the cali
congress woman karen bass from california going to be here in studio with us. she's still in town. former speaker of the california assembly. we will ask her about the fiscal cliff and also how they got such tough gun laws passed in california. lynn suite is going to be here at a friend of bill from the chicago sun times and then bill deblazio, the public advocate for the city of new york who wants the city's pension funds to divest themselves of any monies invested in gun manufacturers. whoa. how about that. so lots of good people coming up. all of you as well, but first. >> this is the full court press. >> dan: fifteen seconds until world ends supposedly. other headlines making news a big change in the media world. cnn has hired abc news white house correspondent jake tapper to be its chief washington correspondent and anchor of a new afternoon show. tapper has been abc's white house man for four years and is known as one of the most aggressive reporters in the city. he will start at cnn early in the new year >> bill: congratuations, jake and
much less about the banks. equity financing is vastly better. you know, in california we had the crisis in the '80s. sorry. in 2000. the crisis. there was no debt. and, you know, people recovered. california's very anti-fragile because they benefit of every era, every problem. they make lemonade of every lemon. so that's the first thing is less debt in the system. it's a combination. to have an economy that's anti-fragile. you need also to have less deficit on the part of government and transfer it to the states. more decentralized decision making. why? because if you do you have decentralized errors. not one error dragging you down and last decade two errors in the down. iraq war. you know? it was a horror from human side. but it cost between 40 and 120 times the original estimates. you don't want mistake that is are very large. a fragile system is one in which mistakes are costly and the benefits are small and anti-fragile system is one in which mistakes are small and bring long-term benefits. we want to be in that environment and environment that ben filths of mistakes. >> i hear wha
. she's a psychologist in the prison system out here in california. on the mental health aspect of all of this. obviously a lot to talk about and i don't know if i was saying -- to jacki at the top, i don't know if you're like me, you can't turn it off. i literally thought i don't know how many times i thought i was going to vomit. you can't stop watching. >> what got me on friday was the footage of the children crying in the parking lot. that was -- >> stephanie: well the president last night i just thought, you know, i don't know how you couldn't cry. the part where he said jesus said little children come to me. he had to -- list their names. anyway, you know, we've been talking about these issues, obviously those of us in this arena for so many years. that's what everybody is asking, right? will this time actually be different. my sense is that it is. i hope i'm right. you know what i mean. when people say now is not the time. when? when 100 first graders get shot in the face. would that be a better time?
, sitting in for paula faris today. >> right now, northern california is getting chance to dry out after blast of severe weather. >> last-minute shoppers in most of the country will have tranquil weather today with a notable exception. we begin with john schriffen. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with more snow expected to blanket the mountains, cars are having trouble staying on the roads. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's a lot of spinouts further east. there's definitely going to be chain control for the nest two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened, after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes crashing into the other. no one was hurt. >> people are still driving fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down a little bit and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: in syrac
is looking weak. gaining strength, jobless numbers in california. it's a number residents have not seen in nearly four years. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at over 17,500 chase atms all for one flat fee of $4.95 per month. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> stocks came in 1% lower in the last hour of trading. a setback in talks to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. the dow is down 135 points. new figures show california's unemployment rate has finally reached single digits for the first time since the start of the economic downturn. november's jobless rate job -- dropped to 9.8%. the rate has not been this low since january of 2009. the drop is a surprise. many predicted it -- it could remain in double digits through 2013. >>> chevron corporation is moving 80 employees, one quarter of the staff will relocate. most of the workers are in
the problem. >> reporter: >> there are already some schools in california that have armed guards on campuses. among them school districts in oakland, san francisco, san jose and west contra costa. you can join the conversation if you like. ktvu viewers are debating the proposal. tell us what you think. we'd like to hear. look for ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >>> the nra also took aim at violent video games today. john fowler is talking to mental health professionals about the conflicting research on that issue. >> christmas is now just four days away. rob roth is live in san francisco where he talked with two charities trying to make this holiday a little brighter for those in need. >> reporter: we're inside glide church. we think we just found santa's secret stash. there are more than 8000 toys here sorted out depending on age and boy or girl. volunteers are expecting to give out these toys beginning tomorrow morning. volunteers unloaded the toys by the truckload earlier this afternoon. they will go to needy children who otherwise night not get any presents for christmas. they have come by a
of the first amendment and unlawful spying. in california, and iraq war veteran has filed suit against the oakland police department for injuries sustained during and occupy protest last year. scott olsen suffered a fractured skull and was placed in a medically induced coma after authorities fired non-lethal projectiles into a crowd of demonstrators. you can go to democracynow.org to see our interview with scott olsen. democratic senator daniel inouye of hawaii has died at the age of 88. the most senior member of the senate with 49 years in office, he was the first japanese- american to serve in either chamber of commerce. -- chamber of congress. he set in motion a process that ultimately saw the u.s. apologize and pay compensation to victims of japanese internment during the second world war. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. residents of newtown, connecticut, have begun holding the first of many funerals for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on m
's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine can hold. we could see movement on this legislation as soon as next month. she has a lot of support among fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> also on meet the press yesterday, the c.e.o. of the nra dismissed calls for an assault weapons ban or limiting ammunition. instead he is pushing for more police officers in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> talking about the american people, there are plenty of signs the nation is as divided on this issue as the political parties appear to be. a cbs news poll conducted after newtown found 57% of americans support tougher gun control laws. that is the strongest level
for the train to go by first. amazingly, no one was hurt. >>> the latest storm to hit the southern california mountains is making it hard for drivers to get around, even with mandatory chains on their tires. but the resorts welcome the snow, as always. business has been booming with the influx of early skiers and snowboarders. that's one of the few ways snow is great. if you're in the mountains doing your thing, yeah, snow is wonderful. or if you're a kid off from school building a snowman, snow is a beautiful thing. other than that, not so much. >>> coming up next, addressing a pr nightmare. instagram's solution to an instant revolt. >>> the all-out search for a hollywood feature film. its disappearance sounds like part of a movie plot. you're watching "world news now." ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trus
are plementally ill a shouldn't be able to buy a gun and in california in the city of los angeles we're looking at our california registry to see who has a gun and shouldn't have it and we're going after them. >> congressman yarmouth, i want to ask you, because being that you do hale from kentucky, as we look at gun purchases, kentucky ranking number one for americans that have purchased guns. as we talk about the reflections of what can come after newtown, it is not so much about guns as it is about what's deemed as assault weapons in this country and properly defining what are assault weapons and that should be sold to the american people through the bill of rights and the second amendment in honor of that. are you calling for comprehensive action based on what we saw in newtown. what is comprehensive action mean and especially when we know there is 51% of people on the hill that have been funded by the nra for their campaigns to be there? >> we now have a task force headed by mike thompson of california looking into what kind of package the congress might consider. i think the mayor mentione
to the sage of southern california joins from us santa barbara. you are following the budget debate. i'm very impressed by that. >> you know, bill, if you mean by following it, if you mean not following it. then i thank you i'm out of it i don't pay aas much attention as i used to. this is going to be delicate. you go down to the christmas party kicks you a second glass of free nothing and you get zoomy. this guy plays rough and i'm staying out of his way. he won. give him what he wants. don't leave any prints. if it goes up in smoke can you pin the blame on him. i don't think boehner is the guy we want to have there right now. boehner gets a little too emotional, man. you mention that he used to busboy at his old man's tavern he turns into a cat watch in terms of endearment while peeling bermuda onion. sabryna naps journal when she went to cooking school in france. i don't know if he is the main guy we want out there right now. i stay out of the way. yes, sir, mr. president. no, sir, mr. president. may i have another, mr. president? a little animal house alit ration there. i don't know what'
of appeals and voted to block the california law banning therapy into turning gave miters interest-rate minors. this would have been the first state in the nation to ban gay therapy. the news at 5:30 is next (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> deadly winter weather slamming the midwest. where it's headed next- along with more of the dramatic video. and - the newtown elementary school shooting - one week later. a look at the nationwide tribute today - and the latest on the investigation. now at 5-30. severe - and deadly - winter weather pounding the midwest. this is video from detroit - heavy snow and high wind situation. multiple car accidents, some even involving police cruisers. >> jacqueline: yesterday, we were dealing with a very clear defined warm and cold sections. we can see the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the wa
group is called serbrus. they said they're going to sell that weapons company. but now the california teachers retirement system is a big investor in that fund and making them an indirect investor in the maker of bushmaster rifles. you can imagine there is a bit of an issue here. i want to go to don primac of fortune. he broke this story. dan, how did this -- the california teachers union become involved in this sort of investment thing with a company that makes bushmaster rifle? >> the california teachers pension, the largest pension for public school teachers in america, it invests a lot in private equity funds that do everything from health care to retail to manufacturing. serbrus is a diversified funds. those funds invested in freedom group or created freedom group, they bought bushmaster and started adding on, adding on to make what is currently the largest u.s. gun manufacturer. >> so, dan, is this like when you invest in your 401(k) or whatever, whatever investment you might have, and it is in a mutual fund and you don't know which companies are in that mutual fund. is that how
if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. you're part of the tea party caucus but you supported house speaker bane area plan b. yes? >>, of course, i did. again, there is no bill before the congress that proposes raising taxes on millionaires or anybody else for that matter. there is a law that goes into effect in ten days that raises taxes on millionaires, small businesses filing as millionaires and everybody else. boehner's bill tried to stop that for everybody else. offa lifeguard sees ten swimmers drowning off of his beach and can only reach nine of them to save them, it doesn't mean that he's drowned the tenth one. all in nonsense somehow boehner was trying to raise taxes is just that, nonsense. >> your point is if you are anti-tax, vote for this bill. >> he was trying to stop a massive tax increase and unfortunately, some of my colleagues didn't see it that way. >> how bad is it up there? americans look at what's happening in washington right now and want both sides to get to work. i know it can be very collegi
of arkansas and oklahoma. california is already getting wet. carter evans has the forecast. >> reporter: it's been bad enough. cars buried if they could move at all in the midwest. in california's sierra nevada, up to five feet of snow could fall. that's great news for skiers. >> we love the snow. c reporter: not for holiday fliers. >> the only option we have is to drive. >> reporter: the most violent y beher may be yet to come. and the timing couldn't be worse. >> it's going to be happening on christmas day and while people are with their families, it looks like we're going to see a widespread severe weather ons reak across portions of the southeast and we could see multiple tornadoes. >> reporter: which concerns this meteorologist is the developing weather pattern is much like the one that caused deadly tornadoes in alabama during the spring of 2011. this new storm could also bring snow as far south as dallas. >> this is going to be a real white christmas, not just an inch of snow. a lot of places are going to see several inches of snow if not over a foot of snow. >> reporter: one thing 0
pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in the bay area, kaiser oakland was fined $100,000 after a doctor failed to follow instructions on how to safely use a laser during surgery. kaiser san rafael was fined $50 for improper procedures with a patient and ucsf was fined $75,000 for not following procedure for safe distribution of medication. >>> 7:20. as your day begins, grab an umbrella. the rain is back in the bay area. meteorologist, rosemary orozco, will have much more on what will hit us this weekend. >>> also, a former olympian reveals her shocking double life. why the track star says she is worked as a call -- says she worked as a call girl. >>> if you are driving out to the high rise, we'll tell you more about the morning commute -- coming
of snow reported in the mountains of california. that is the area of low pressure that is slowly going to trek eastward and then eventually bring snow to the area in oklahoma and arkansas and even winster storm watches posted across southeastern missouri up into southern illinois and into indiana as well. here you see this winter storm warning right through oklahoma city. so it is going to get pretty nasty for traveling in that area where we could end up with, again, about six or seven inches of snow in this pink shade here. again, most areas in the east will be seeing a good amount of sunshine for christmas day, however, tonight into tomorrow morning a weak little disturbance will move through and bring just enough snow that you could see some of the white stuff on the ground in the northeast making for kind of a white christmas, i guess. a little bit goes a long way though when we're talking about the holidays. veronica? >> yeah, that's true. just a little. thanks, dylan. >>> coming up next, a syrian airstrike kills dozens in a bread line. a hero farewell for the late senator inouye.
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. >> the governor says he is likely to push for a weapons ban. >> but first, a man who opened fire into a california mallhqhqq mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >> here is the starling story for you. a california man who police say fired gunshots outside up a crowded mall says he did to relieve the stress. he shot 50 rounds from his pistol at a mall in newport beach on sunday. he was depressed about the death of his grandmother and upset about being kicked out of his family from home. he said that he did not intend to shoot anyone. no one was injured in that shooting. and dix sporting goods -- dick's sporting goods is removing assault weapons from its stores. the store says the changes come from respect in the wake of the shooting in newt
this. and on nbc's meet the press, california senator dianne feinstein promised he will have a bill to work with. >> a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. >> feinstein said that bill will be introduced on the first day of congress, both in the house and in the senate. more bill press is coming up after the break. live in our chat room. you can join us there at current.com/billpress. come away armed with facts and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them that you're put on this planet for something more! i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action for themselves. as a human being that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> will we finally have the courage to stop this? hey, good morning, everybody.
in california, one of the democrats that you supported? >> we won four out of seven -- four out of seven where the nra supported every one of those four and we won with a small amount of money. there is this myth that the nra is so powerful. you go back to what happened back when the democrats lost after the assault weapons ban. i don't know that the two are connected then. but today, the nra's power is so vastly underrated. when you do the polls, the americans want to stop this carnage. and if 20 kids isn't enough to convince them, i don't know what will be. >> so the top priorities as of gun control are today to reinstate assault weapons ban? >> what about regulations? what about sensible gun laws that limit what you can do, when you can do it, make it consistent with the constitution, but also don't jeopardize everybody. and that's what i'm trying to do. >> so which ones would you fight for if you were the president? >> number one, there is a loophole in the federal law requirement that says you have to have a background check. the loophole is called the gun show loophole. there was this co
going to get money here. >> she is going to get some money. >> chino, california. they have a little -- easy, chino california a little hotel there or a little house. the chinese people come to and give birth so that their babies can be american citizens. now this is causing a lot of trouble, wiehl, pick tum. the operative word as you said is hotel. they are running hotel for these women to have these babies to be citizens. they cannot run a hotel in a residential area so what they are going to be counting on here is zoning ordinance. >> what should be in play here is the law that says if the baby is born in the u.s.a. it's american citizen because this is a big now industry to get people in here to do this. >> they are charging a lot of money. >> anchor babies where you come here and have the child. this has to be part of the immigration reform got to get sane in this country, big thing. once again in this terrible story in indiana. court hearing december 7th. the ladies will deal with it next week. okay? >> sure. >> bill: did you say cool? she said sure. >> all right. $10 to charit
and prayers are there. >> here in california, governor jerry brown released a statement today saying, "we all mourn the heartbreaking loss of those elementary. we pray for their families and loved ones." in conneticut, governor dan malloy spoke of the tragic reality of what has happened. >> you can never be prepared for this kind of incident. what has happened and transpired at that school building will leave a mark on this community and every family impacted. >> along with messages of comfort, there were also calls for more to be done to prevent this from happening again. former astraunt, and husband of congresswoman gabriel giffords, mark kelly said today that "this time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow, and condolence. the children of sandy hook elementary school and all victims of gun violence deserve leaders who have the courage to participate in a meaningful discussion about our gun laws we have to stand up as a nation and say enough is enough. what is wrong with our society? and again. there's not one right answer." coming up later in this newscast, we'll have more
is pushing on shore here. gusty winds even in northern california and higher elevations, you could be seeing upwards of hun h00 centimeters snowfall. that continues to push on shore accompanied by the cold temperatures. vancouver and seattle getting to the high single digits. los angeles on the other hand at 18 on thursday. let's take a look towards europe. a series systems still impacting the british isles. we're continuing to see heavy rainfall on thursday going into friday due to this widespread system pushing through here. take a look at the other side of the continent here, especially on to turkey. you've been seeing a very strong storm system. and this one has been bringing absolutely gusty winds. upwards of 60 to 80 miles per hour. and already been reported widespread heavy rain. even snowfall north involved in northern turkey. that's starting to weaken now. early next week, another system is going to develop starting to push through here yet again. mild temperatures in the west. london and paris at 8 and 9. look to the south, madrid at 14. here's a look at your extended forecast. >>>
, but a lot of gun control measures to support them in california, ronald reagan supported the gun control measure because the black panthers were run around with guns and state legislature in sacramento. >> guest: they pass a law that made it hard or impossible to do that and the rating period on the time he needed to reapply for a handgun and actually being able to buy at and people said well, that will certainly stop the black panthers that doesn't apply just to the black panthers. it applies to everybody. will eventually you get a backlash, and there was the social and political backlash to a lot of the things that happened and i think gun-control was one of them. >> host: but the act dealt mainly with a list of prohibitive purchases. so, it wasn't saying if you are if felon or habitual drug user or dishonorably discharged or mentally dangerous the use different terminology but they went through a list of about eight or nine sections of people that shouldn't be able to buy guns. >> guest: but at that time it was -- it took a long time to do those checks and eventually the was replaced
. >>> the physicianel california divten days away. president obama and house speaker john boehner thousands of miles away from each other. both men left washington for the holidays. president obama and family are in his native hawaii for a short christmas break. we'll have a live report from hawaii and the latest on the fiscal cliff talks a few minutes as well. >>> it's official. bp oil company will pay up to the tune of $7.8 billion. that is a class action settlement amount they agreed to pay, about 100,000 businesses and individuals hurt by the biggest oil spill in american history. a federal judge formized the settlement yesterday. a lot of gulf coast residents opted out of the class action suit and are pursuing lawsuits on their own. >>> in egypt today, more effects of a brand-new government's growing pains. the vice president is out. he is stepping down there. this man, mahmud mechanicy announced political life does not agree with him, and he'll go back to being a judge. it's the same day the egyptian people are voting for a second straight weekend on proposed changes to the country new islamis
's ready. >> nra is an organization with members that are mothers and fathers. >> california senator boxer, and house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> the tragedy in newtown struck the hearts of every american. we have to respond. >> whoever says this is not the right time, say this. when is the right time? >> so issue is front and center. the news conference will tell us about the nature of the debate. >> thank you, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debe
california. they were continuing to get more snow. and they will, with more storms. there's that colorful sky. thanks so much for sending them. we send it back in the studio now. >> thanks, ginger. i love the people in the security line behind you. hate being in line. but nice to have ginger there. >>> now, to what may be a huge, medical breakthrough. a bionic suit, a sort of wearable robot, that can help paralyzed patients, people that never thought they would walk again. here's abc's muhammad lila. >> gentlemen, we can rebuild him. >> reporter: for years, we dreamed of the impossible. >> better than he was before. >> reporter: dreamed of building a bionic man. >> better, stronger, faster. >> reporter: today, those big dreams start with these tiny steps. >> mentally, it's a wonderful mealing to be upright and moving. >> reporter: 27-year-old aaron bloom was paralyzed after an accident two years ago. told he would never walk again. now, with each step, each grimace, he's defying the odds. >> right now, i don't need anybody holding on to me. i can lift my hands up and put weight on the crutche
into the northwest, with heavy rain and winds. you're right in the way of that, in northern california. quick look at your road conditions across the country today. we'll do it on a drive-by view. you can see the east coast is wet and messy. and there's the snowy and icy component in the northwest. a brand-new storm system, even to the south, the best conditions there. you can see, from dallas, all the way to l.a., looking good. and up the middle of the >> all of that weather was brought to you by capital one. and we'll be following this storm as it moves across the country. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up, the secrets behind the viral video that everybody's watching. we're going to go right to the source to find out how they pulled it off. >>> and donald trump versus the beauty queen. you remember this story. we'll find out how he got the revenge on the former miss usa capital one venture to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, do
that make of it and selling oil for more profitable than refining it into gasoline. >> california utility regulators have allowed pg&e to pass on part of the cost of upgrades to the customer. >> safety of its natural gas pipeline system following the massive 2010 explosion in san bruno, destroyed an entire neighborhood and also left eight people dead. >> and now, with the approval of state regulators, pg&e customers will pay more than half of the cost of the $2.2 billion upgrade. >> it this translates to about a dollar per month on your utility bill. many civic leaders are outraged by the cpu decision. >> 49ers safe sashon goldson is no longer to nfl finds. >> he has heard from the league office more than a dozen times in six year career. >> fgoldson estimates he has been fined 70,000 just for socks, pants another uniform violations. >> but it was a hit on pages tight in the aaron hernandez that drew the latest $21,000 fine from the league. >> foldson plans to appeal the fine, but he doesn't plan on changing the way place. >> the nhl is now closer to canceling the entire season the player
to raise them when necessary, which is why he signed the then biggest tax increase in california history when he was governor. and why he raised taxes 11 times as president. yes, 11 times. there is now no republican who thinks it is ever necessary to raise tax rates. not one republican. is a reaganite on taxes. >> i am a reaganite, i'm proud to be a reaganite. >> no, you're not, newt, newt gingrich is the father of republican opposition to all tax increases all the time. all republicans are now gingrichites, not reaganites, which brings us to the message of the day. banning guns, taxes, all of what reagan supported. as governor reagan signed a california law that established a 15-day waiting period and was very proud of the thousands of handgun sales that were prevented by that waiting period which allowed authorities to block sales to some buyers. unlike newt gingrich, ronald reagan had his own close encounter, too close encounter with a deranged young man spraying bullets. as president reagan left the washington hilton one day, shots rang out hitting a washington police officer, thomas
spectacular that's made a california town light up for a quarter of a century. check it out from sesame street to sponge bob, this home in marino valley has been making children smile for years. it was set up by a firefighter and his family with some help from friends and family. it takes them about a week to set it all up. >> that looks like that would take longer. >> that is so cool. >> thank you for saving me. >> live tv ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and west coast. in northern california, with more snow expected to blanket the mountains, cars are having trouble staying on the roads. >> there's a lot of spinouts. the roads are pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the nest two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain is the hazard. this accident happened after one driver going foo fast skidded across five lanes crashing into the other. no one was hurt. >> people are still driving fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down a little bit and anticipate the worst of what over people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime. this car stuck with no place to go. >> the weather was bad. the winds were bad. blowing the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on.
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